• Application Deadline
  • 182 days
  • English


It is well known that by the end of this decade all new buildings in Europe and in other parts of the developed world should have almost zero energy consumption.

Since the achievement of such planning is associated with highly significant technical and economic issues which must be addressed during the design and construction of buildings, there is an increased need for automatically rapid and efficient training of all involved engineers and scientists in the related fields.

The "Design and Optimization of Zero Energy Consumption Buildings" programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens will focus on the following:

Technologies of shell building, technology of auxiliary heating and air conditioning, advanced technologies of technical and natural lighting, technologies to improve indoor air quality, technical and natural ventilation systems, techniques and technologies to improve the building microclimate, renewable energy systems for buildings and settlements, advanced automatic control systems for buildings, economic optimization methods, calculation programs and energy consumption and environmental quality of buildings, legislation and best management practices, presentation of relevant practices and existing buildings.

The programme will be conducted in cooperation with the International Union of Architects UIA CPD programme and the UIA Work Programme ARES [Architecture & Renewable Energy Sources].

The training module will be taught famous architects, scientists and engineers from around the world with advanced experience in the relevant issues and will be indicated both by the UIA, and from EKPA. All of the training module will be in the English language.

Due to the programme’s level of quality, financial aid is offered to students from developing countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Lesson 1 International Standards and Legislation for Buildings
  • Lesson 2 Mitigation and Adaptation Techniques to fight Climate Change
  • Lesson 3 How to improve the microclimate around buildings
  • Lesson 4 Indoor air quality in buildings.
  • Lesson 5 Advanced Control Systems for Buildings

For full information of the programme outline please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Participant Profile

The aim of the whole module is the Vocational Training and Education mainly for architects and other related specializations such as Civil Engineers and/or other engineering scientists dealing with issues of planning, evaluation and optimization for buildings of zero energy by the positive energy balance.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 182 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 182 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • The course fees for the first 25 applicants will be 700 euros


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